Honda TRX450R Specs and Review 2022

Honda TRX450R: An authentic representation of racing The Honda TRX450R‘s sturdy design and unbeatable power milling capabilities allowed it to be atop podiums all over the globe.

Many expected the Baja winner to have sharper plastics, more aggressive designs, and a motor that was fuel-injected further down the road. 

Honda TRX450R

Roll cages were the first machines to take over the race ATV scene. It wasn’t until the recent increase of two-strokes that off-roaders began to consider this racer of 450 classes.

The Honda TRX450R (a.k.a. Honda SporTrax 450R) is a quad that won championships and was released on the market between 2004 and 2014. 

It has a 2 stroke engine of 449 cubic centimeters a top speed of 74-mph and a race-inspired chassis, this 4×4 made its mark in the history books by winning four times in the tough Baja 1000.

While it was highly praised on track, However, it was not a race car. Honda TRX 450R did not make its debut on the ATV scene with guns in the air.

It wasn’t until its final calendar year when the TRX450R placed 2nd of the 30 sport ATVs, and also released the most powerful, exclusive trims. 

Despite its waning display of power, it has always been praised for its racing capability.

The Baja-Winning Honda

The Baja-Winning Honda

For the entire duration of its manufacture, it has been a top-quality machine. Honda TRX450R has been a proven winner on both circuits for racing off-road and motocross. 

It is refined, powerful, and flexible, the 450-class machine provided excellent control on tracks, and also in sandy dunes or trails.

From the beginning, it was built to be a Baja-winning tradition With a simple design that is designed for top-quality riding and the capability to leave the pits in a hurry.

Though it was rumored that it would take its power unit from CRF450X and CRF450R, which are both award-winning Honda engines, the TRX450R first disappointed a few enthusiasts who believed that the quad’s engine was weak. 

Fortunately, this didn’t hinder most people from acquiring the trusted, reliable machine.

In the years following its beginning, Honda finally introduced changes to the four-wheeler (detailed in a subsequent part of the article) that made it more similar to the Honda 450R.

Features

Contrary to how current 4x4s are constructed and designed, the Honda TRX450R model is not appropriate for a beginner. 

Its features like its Unicam(r) valvetrain, the Keihin FCR carburetor and championship-geared suspension, and many other components in addition to its extreme nature – are best with the skill of an experienced rider.

It’s not surprising that this four-wheeler is widely regarded as the weapon of the pro-off-roader of choice. It is true that the TRX450R was the first factory-sponsored quad ridden by Tim Farr to compete in the ATVA MX, TT Nationals in the Pro-Production class as well as the 2004 Baja 1000 nationals.

Honda TRX450R Specs (2004 Honda TRX 450R vs. 2009 Model) Engine and Lubrication

Despite the initial belief that the SporTrax 450R was derived directly from (Honda the 450R) CRF450R dirtbike’s power source, the only thing they are able to share is their displacement.

It was not until the year 2006 it was not until 2006 that Honda revamped the TRX the 450R to improve its mechanical components to its motorcycle counterpart. 

The result was an increase in power output, from 33 horsepower to 41 horsepower.

Of course, changing the jetting of the 4×4 beyond 1500m (4,500 feet) is not a must because the high altitude can result in an abundant mixture that can adversely impact engine performance, and power delivery, and cause an increase in the consumption of fuel, or cause drivability issues.

2004 – 2005 Honda TRX450R Post-’05 TRX450R,
’07-’09 TRX450R-ER
Engine Type 4-Stroke SOHC
Cylinder Arrangement Single cylinder, transversely installed
Carburetion System 42-mm round-slide Keihin FCR Carburetor w/ TPS x 1 40-mm flat-slide Keihin FCR Carburetor w/ TPS x 1
Engine Cooling Liquid cooling
Engine Fuel Unleaded gasoline of at least PON 91/RON 95 rating, containing < 15% MTBE (Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether)/TAME/ETBE, < 10% ethanol, or < 5% methanol w/ cosolvents & corrosion inhibitors
Fuel Capacity 12 L/3.2 US gal (1.9 L/0.5 US gal, reserve) 11.7 L/3.1 US gal (2.9 L/0.8 US gal, reserve) 10.3 L/2.7 US gal (3 L/0.8 US gal, reserve)
Bore x Stroke Ratio 94×64.8 mm (3.70 x 2.55 in) 96 x 62.1 mm (3.78 x 2.44 in)
Compression Ratio 10.5:1 12.0:1
Starting System Electric/kick Electric starter motor
Displacement 449.4 cm³ / 27.42 in³
Maximum Power 41 hp/41.6 PS (30.6 kW) @ 7,550 RPM
Top Speed 74 mph (119.1 km/h) – marketed
Air Filtration Oiled urethane foam
Lubrication Forced lubrication (twin wet sump)
Engine Oil & Quantity 0.82 L (0.87 US quarts) of SAE 5W-30 or 10W-40 Pro Honda GN4 HP4 4-stroke oil or it’s equivalent (w/out molybdenum additives & “Energy Conserving” labels) Options: 10W-30, 20W-40, 20W-50 w/ API grade of SJ meeting JASO T903 MA or MB 0.69 L (0.73 US quarts) of SAE 5W-30 or 10W-40 Pro Honda GN4 HP4 4-stroke oil or its equivalent (w/out molybdenum additives & “Energy Conserving” labels) Options: 10W-30, 20W-40, 20W-50 w/ API grade of SJ meeting JASO T903 MA or MB

Drivetrain

The TRX450R is equipped with a five-speed manual transmission as well as an automatic clutch system that is controlled by an O-ring chain 520.

This combination of powertrains, paired with a lower rider’s position, a more efficient exhaust system, and brand new porting of the cylinder head, is made with the lightweight Nikasil lining that makes the TRX450R race-ready and trail-friendly.

Furthermore, the CRF-style handlebar grips, as well as a clutch and front brake lever, contribute the four-wheeler a superb handle and mobility.

2004 – 2005 Honda TRX450R Post-’05 TRX450R,
’07-’09 TRX450R-ER
Clutch Wet, multi-plate type
Transmission Type 5-speed, constant mesh (cable operated)
Gearshift Pattern Left-foot-operated return system (1-N-2-3-4-5)
Drive System O-ring sealed chain drive & OHC w/ rocker arm, RK520SMOZ10S/94 links – 25-30 mm (drive chain slack: 1-1 7/16 in) O-ring sealed chain drive & OHC w/ rocker arm, RK520SMOZ10S/96 links – 25-30 mm (drive chain slack: 1-1 7/16 in)
Primary Ratio 2.739 (63/23)
Final Drive Ratio 2.714 (38/14) 2.923 (38/13)
Transmission Gear Ratio 1st – 2.071 (29/14)
2nd – 1.625 (26/16)
3rd – 1.333 (24/18)
4th – 1.120 (28/25)
5th – 0.963 (26/27)
1st – 2.230 (29/13)
2nd – 1.785 (25/14)
3rd – 1.437 (23/16)
4th – 1.181 (26/22)
5th – 0.962 (26/27)

Ignition

The first model of the SporTrax initially came with distinct kick-start and electric-start trims. These were later combined for the 2007 Honda TRX450R, up until more recent models.

The format of the battery required to run the four-wheeler is a one-year YTZ7S (view the format on Amazon) format that is typically extremely high-performance and maintenance-free. When you need to service the battery, you’ll find the battery inside an area under the right rear of the fender.

2004 – 2005 Honda TRX450R Post-’05 TRX450R,
’07-’09 TRX450R-ER
Ignition AC-CDI (Capacitor Discharge Ignition) w/ electronic advance
Ignition Timing 12° BTDC @ 1,600 RPM 12° BTDC @ 1,700 RPM
Spark Plug, Gap NGK IFRH811, DENSO VK24PRZ11, (1.0-1.1 mm, 0.039-0.043 in)
High-speed riding: NGK IFRH911, DENSO VK27PRZ11, (1.0-1.1 mm, 0.039-0.043 in)
NGK IFR7L11, DENSO VK22PRZ11, (1.0-1.1 mm, 0.039-0.043 in)
High-speed riding: NGK IFRH811, DENSO VK24PRZ11, (1.0-1.1 mm, 0.039-0.043 in)
Alternator Type Triple-phase A.C. generator
Rated Output 200 W @ 5,000 RPM 214 W @ 5,000 RPM
Fuse 15 Amp
Battery 12V (6 Ah), YTZ7S formats
Battery Dimensions (L x W x H) 4.50×2.81×4.21 in (114 x 71 x 107 mm)

Tires

Aluminum Wheels come with Dunlop radial tires, which provide maximum grip and cornering capabilities. 

They’re durable, but they shouldn’t exceed the limit which is 23.44 kg/cm2 (0.24 kg/cm2, 3.4 psi) to 36.54 kPa (0.37 kg/cm2, 5.3 psi) when they are being aired down or inflated.

The stock rubber is ideal for trail riding on occasion. However, you might consider purchasing ITP’s Holeshot 6-ply Off-Road GNCC Bias Rubbers HTML2(view at Amazon) to use for trails with wooded rigs as well as rock crawling.

2004 – 2005 Honda TRX450R Post-’05 TRX450R,
’07-’09 TRX450R-ER
Front Tire, off-road/road air pressure Dunlop® KT371 AT22 x 7-10
27.58 kPa (0.28 kg/cm2, 4 psi)
Dunlop® KT331H AT21 x 7-10
27.58 kPa (0.28 kg/cm2, 4 psi)
Rear Tire, off-road/road air pressure Dunlop® KT335H AT20 x 10-9
32.40 kPa (0.33 kg/cm2, 4.7 psi)
Dunlop® KT335H AT20 x 10-9
32.40 kPa (0.33 kg/cm2, 4.7 psi)
Front Rim Size 10 x 5.5 AT
Rear Rim Size 9 x 8.0 AT
Front Brake Type Dual hydraulic 174-mm discs w/ twin-piston calipers
Rear Brake Type Hydraulic 190-mm disc w/ single-piston caliper

Suspension

Honda TRX450R accessories like the subframe made of aluminum, which can be removed, front bumper, rear grabrail with front suspension reservoirs that face the rear and front and rear brake brackets and brake calipers make the vehicle light and long-lasting.

In addition, it is the SporTrax large wheel and front travel provide excellent bump absorption, as well as more rapid damping response as well as improved vehicle performance when driving at higher speeds.

2004 – 2005 Honda TRX450R Post-’05 TRX450R,
’07-’09 TRX450R-ER
Frame Type Tubular, double-cradle
Caster, Trail 5.87°, 25.58 mm (1.007 in) 5°, 23 mm (0.90 in)
Front Suspension Type, Travel Independent double-wishbone w/ Showa shocks (adjustable spring preload, rebound & compression damping), 213 mm (8.4 in) Independent double-wishbone w/ Showa shocks (adjustable spring preload, rebound & compression damping), 215 mm (8.5 in)
Rear Suspension Type, Travel Pro-Link® w/ single Showa shock (adjustable spring preload, rebound & compression damping), 230 mm (9.1 in) Pro-Link® w/ single Showa shock (adjustable spring preload, rebound & compression damping), 237 mm (9.3 in)

Honda TRX450R

Dimensions

The overall dimensions of the Honda TRX450R slightly increased, but the width and capacity for weight were not changed. 

The almost negligible increase in size is quite impressive considering the overhaul of the engine as well as the protection equipment fitted to the SporTrax starting in the year 2006.

2004 – 2005 Honda TRX450R Post-’05 TRX450R,
’07-’09 TRX450R-ER
Length 1,846 mm (72.6 in) 1,862 mm (73.3 in)
Width 1,177 mm (46.3 in)
Height 1,108 mm (43.6 in) 1,100 mm (43.3 in)
Seat Height (Unloaded) 829 mm (32.6 in) 833 mm (32.8 in)
Ground Clearance 114 mm (4.5 in) 111 mm (4.4 in)
Wheelbase 1,251 mm (49.2 in) 1,275 mm (50.2 in)
Track (F/R) 937 mm (36.8 in) / 920 mm (36.2 in) 920 mm (36.2 in) / 833 mm (32.8 in)
Curb Weight 159 Kg (350 lbs) – dry
176 Kg (388 lbs)
162 Kg (357 lbs) – dry
178 Kg (392 lbs)
Maximum Weight Capacity 110 Kg (243 lbs)

Exterior

It is the Honda TRX 450R is generality unbreakable – thanks to its sharp design and sturdy components.

If there’s a single area that needs improvement the area is instrumentation. It comes with the standard brake, clutch, and engine controls as well as switches. 

However it is the SporTrax doesn’t have an odometer, speedometer, as well as an even an oil temperature sensor.

If you’d like to take note of your miles or hours as well as speed rating, you’ll have to buy a trail Tech 752-121 Black Vapor Digital Speedometer Gauge Kit (view on Amazon) as an additional accessory that is worthwhile!

2004 – 2005 Honda TRX450R Post-’05 TRX450R,
’07-’09 TRX450R-ER
Indicator Lamps Standard
Fuel Gauge Standard
Engine Stop Switch Standard
Headlight Hi/Low beam, 12V 30W/30W x 2
Brake Light/Taillight LED 12V 21W/5W
Indicator Lights 12V 3.4 W (coolant temperature) 12V, 3 W (coolant temperature, neutral)
Colors Red, Black Red, White, Black/Flame, Black/Blue, White/Orange, White/Red

Improvements Post-2006Improvements Post-2006

Improvements made for modifications made to Honda TRX450R can be divided into two separate episodes. 

The first round of enhancements focused on the car’s mechanical components, engine as well as power output.

However, the second round of improvements was more cosmetic in terms of design. This is a brief overview of the changes that the Honda TRX450R experienced during its 11-year run of production:

2006

  • There was a 96mm bore increase, and the stroke decreased by 62 millimeters.
  • Models with kick start and electric power were added.
  • The compression of the engine went from 10.5:1 to 12:1 with the second generation engine.
  • The SporTrax(r) came with an active cam profile as well a brand-new shorter skirt (forged slipper) piston, as well as titanium valves.
  • Honda modified the carburetor from the round-slide Keihin 42-mm type to a flat-slide FCR model.
  • The ratios of transmissions have been reduced and designed to be more suitable for trail and racing use.
  • The maximum engine RPM was increased from 9,800 to 9,850 however, some sources online indicate a redline RPM of 10,500 in stock and power of just 38 horsepower (28.34 kW) rather than the advertised number of 41 horsepower.
  • A longer swingarm, as well as a new linkage arrangement, helped ease the problem of bucking that was present in earlier models.
  • A reduction of 8mm in the rider’s position has resulted in an improvement in center-of-gravity as well as handling.
  • The rear suspension travel was increased by 9 inches (230 millimeters) up to 9.3 inches (240 millimeters).

2007 until 2007 to

  • The appearance and the repositioning that comes with the automatic decompression feature as well as the addition of the electric start-up in certain trims offer excellent hot-starting as well as cold-starting.
  • Honda has introduced the new White and Black/Flame color options on the models with an electric start on the 2007 TRX450R.
  • The brand new White that comes with an Orange frame color is available for 2009 TRX450ER models.
  • New body panels in Black and Blue join White ones on trims with electric start.
  • Black rims were a popular choice with white and orange frame plastics.
  • Reflectors were upgraded to provide better visibility and an attractive appearance.
  • Retro-inspired Retro-inspired Special Edition trims were released within the last 2 years on the Honda TRX450R.
  • HRC Power-Up Kit, as well as ATV trailerable cover, were offered through dealers at the time of purchase.

Although a fuel-injected version of the model for the 2018 Honda TRX450R had been rumored to be released from 2009 onwards The trim did not make it into production. 

The last model released under the SporTrax range is the 2013 Honda TRX450R. 

It was equipped with all the above engine and aesthetic enhancements, however, many Honda fans were hoping for a more user-friendly quicker, more efficient, and stable version.

Honda TRX450R Price

Prices listed found on Craigslist as well as other auction websites range from $1,400 to $9,500 with 2005 TRX450R models carrying the most expensive price. 

The majority of these models are within Oregon, California, and other states in the region.

In most cases, four-wheelers that are in good condition will cost a minimum of $5,000, and anything less is offered as complete units, with minor cosmetic issues or some work that is top-of-the-line.

In terms of the lineup’s original MSRP I decided to go ahead and combined the information into the following table (Note that there aren’t listed prices available for the models ’10 or ’11, and the list prices for Special-Edition trims are assumed to be the same):

Year – Trim – Model Number
**R – Kick-Start; ER/ERF – Electric-Start
List Price Retail/Trade-In Values
2004 Honda TRX450R4 $6,499 $1,940 – $2,990
2005 Honda TRX450R5 $6,499 $2,110 – $3,170
2006 Honda TRX450R6 $6,649 $2,260 – $3,350
2006 Honda TRX450ER6 $6,799 $2,325 – $3,480
2007 Honda TRX450R7 $6,749 $2,415 – $3,570
2007 Honda TRX450ER7 $6,899 $2,430 – $3,710
2007 Honda TRX450ERF7 $7,049 $2,485 – $3,270
2008 Honda TRX450R8 $6,849 $2,515 – $3,790
2008 Honda TRX450ER8 $6,999 $2,540 – $3,955
2008 Honda TRX450ERF8 $7,149 $2,590 – $3,410
2009 Honda TRX450R9 $7,499 $2,725 – $4,000
2009 Honda TRX450ER9 $7,649 $2,785 – $4,195
2012 Honda TRX450R $7,999 $3,360 – $4,485
2013 Honda TRX450R $7,799 $3,540 – $5,150
2013 Honda TRX450R, Special Edition Tri-Color N.A $3,725 – $5,410
2014 Honda TRX450R $7,799 $3,795 – $5,510
2014 Honda TRX450R, Special Edition Tri-Color N.A $4,000 – $5,

About Honda

An iconic brand within the ATV scene and the Honda Motor Company Ltd. is among the most successful automobile producers. 

It was founded in 1946. The Japanese company has traced its beginnings to race automobiles, piston rings, and automated propellers for military aircraft.

From manufacturing and selling automobile parts and motorized bikes with spare engines The company that made the Honda TRX450R eventually transitioned into other sectors.

At present, Honda is recognized worldwide for its groundbreaking innovations in electric cars, energy solutions, as well as motorsports vehicles.

Conclusion – Honda TRX450R Review

There isn’t a single component that shares with both the 400EX as well as CRF450, the TRX450R is a rare find. CRF450, the Honda TRX450R remains an undisputed leader in the race arena. 

The durability of the Baja-tested TRX450R is not just a testimony to its impressive performance on the track, but it also makes it an ideal recreation vehicle.

Its capabilities as a two-stroke machine are so extensive that it is not limited to ripping through dirt roads and dunes.

A machine that has been instrumental in the evolution of current racing mechanics The TRX450R is definitive proof that a machine does not come with expensive instruments as well as expensive upgrades or EFI to give you a great ride. It also beats the rubbish of its competitors.

Final Words

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Does Honda still make the TRX 450?

2017 Honda TRX450R / TRX400X Race & Sport ATV Models Discontinued | Honda-Pro Kevin.

What’s faster yfz450 or TRX 450R?

If you’re searching for “faster” Id have to say that the Yfz might be a little more powerful than the 450r for the stock but after a few modifications, and gearing, the Yfz could be an absolute rocket.

How fast does a Honda 400ex go?

Generally speaking, when it is fresh out of manufacturing, the new 400 could range from 65 to 70 Most people settle for 68 as the most common highest speed.

How much horsepower does a 05 TRX 450R have?

ATV enthusiasts love the power of the four-stroke liquid-cooled, engine with a 450cc capacity that produces around 33 horsepower. It is the Honda TRX450R is a great race – and sport ATV that is ideal for racing, riding, or simply ATV performance.

How much horsepower does a 2007 Honda TRX450R have?

It also comes with a new cam, exhaust tip pipe, head pipe CDI sub-harness (10,000 maximum rpm) along with jets. Honda states that with this modification that the motor produces about fifty horsepower.

Does a 2005 Honda TRX450R have an electric start?

The TRX450R was launched at the end of 2004 and was a kickstart only high-performance four-stroke replacement for the aging TRX 250R two-stroke. This model remained unchanged in 2005, and it was later upgraded to a brand new upgraded motor that had more power and an electric start.

How many ccs is a Honda 300EX?

Engine Specifications

The Honda TRX 300EX is an air-cooled 282cc single-cylinder four-stroke engine. The bore of the cylinder has an overall size of 2.9 inches, and the stroke piston measures 2.6 inches in length.

What was the last year trx450r was made?

They used a new plastics style which remained in place until the last production ran in 2015… It was on the dealer floor more than the earlier 450R. The plastics are sleek and aggressive, which is the way a new R could look like. 2020 Honda CRF450RX.

Is Yamaha making a 2022 YFZ450R?

This model is available for purchase in Team Yamaha Blue with an MSRP of $9,799. Special Edition (SE) models come with an additional GYTR front grip bar, as well as distinctive graphic and colour kits available in White Metallic Black or Yamaha Black / Yellow for $10,199 MSRP.

What is the most reliable ATV brand?

Honda

Based on the votes of consumers on ATV.com, Honda is the most trusted ATV brand. The second spot on the list is Yamaha.

Are Arctic Cats good ATVs?

Arctic Cat vehicles are also recognized for offering all the power and performance of rivals with higher and lower prices. The most adored Arctic Cat ATVs are The Alterra 300. Because of its sturdy suspension and its low weight, it’s an excellent ATV for younger or novice drivers.

How much HP does a Honda 450R have?

In all likelihood, the CRF450R has indeed been producing the highest numbers of peak horsepower in its category since the year 2019. Honda certainly keeps its title of being the most powerful motorcycle available on showroom floors with 55.2 horsepower at 9,300 rpm and 35.1 pounds-feet of torque when it is with 7,100 RPM.

Honda TRX450R FAQ

1. Which is better yfz450 or TRX450R?

Both bikes are great The Yamaha beats the Honda with a bigger, more solid platform and fuel-injected motor. The trails are a blast with both bikes.  Each platform is comfortable to ride, but the smaller TRX450R is more comfortable in the woods.

2. Does Honda TRX450R have a reverse?

PS No, the 450R is not equipped with reverse.

3. How much oil does a TRX450R take?

The level of the fluid should be below or near that “H” in the view glass. The model years 2004 and 2005 need 0.87 Quarts of oil. models from 2006 to 2014 require 0.73 Quarts.

4. Which is better yfz450 or TRX450R?

Both bikes are great The Yamaha beats the Honda with a bigger, more sturdy platform and fuel-injected engine. It’s fun to ride trails on both bikes as well.  The two platforms can be a comfortable ride on, however, the narrower TRX450R is more comfortable in the forest.

5. Is a 2008 TRX450R fuel injected?

Suzuki’s QuadRacer 450 is the only 450 that is available that has a wider stance for motocross and is among three of its kind (Kawasaki 450 and Can-Am DS450) equipped with an electronic fuel infusion.

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